Are you ready for guns and special snowflakes?
I'm ready for filtering SAO threads.
Please stop living your life incorrectly.
I'm reading for the return of ass ravaged haters and endless rivers of frodo's.
Well, the return of frodo's at least, the ass ravaged haters never left, sadly.
I'm ready for them to butcher gunloli's character, yes.
They have every right to think SAO is shit because SAO is factually shit.
>return of frodo
I am ready
Is he ever gonna bang dat ass?
No. Sugu will remain a virgin forever.
Why can't Kirito just use a gunblade so he can swordfight and shoot at the same time?
I am ready for trap jedi antics and Sawashiro voicing best girl. If those appeal to you, then watch expecting exactly those, and you'll be fine.
I would like for the intro squad vs squad ambush with heavy weapons guy to be good, and the chase scene later, but they'll probably butcher it like most of the fights in season 1 did.
I watched it recently and liked the second arc more.
I liked the more adventure feel to it and it didn't have a really disconnected feeling to it like the previous one with a bunch of time skips and random harem episodes.
Also Asuna a shit.
This is a poor-quality Frodo. Obviously gunblades don't exist in GGO or Kirito would have one.
The real question is why he doesn't use a gun with a fixed bayonet.
Because there is no crafting and shit physics don't let you duct tape a lightsaber to a gun.
> no crafting
Doesn't that red eyes faggot craft a blade out of a fucking space ship hull?
Good Lord, I'd ravage her.
I'm almost tempted to watch SAO just for the imouto.
>Asuna a shit
>Implying the daughter that her and Gary Stu spawned isn't 10 times worse
>Still using the phrase gary stu
I thought you faggots let /a/?
>Is he ever gonna bang dat ass?
Non-canon accelerated five year true harem end.
That's really quite strange. I'm sure you're all alone with those "urges".
>Implying it isn't true
>Implying "Gary Stu" isn't the single most correct term to describe Kitty Toe
>I have no idea what gary stu is
Thanks for clarifying.
Why didn't Kirito just jump off the plane?
Indeed he did.
>Also Asuna a shit.
ur a shit
Am I the only one who enjoyed Accel word a whole lot more?
Sorry but kirito is one of the few correct examples of a gary stu used in /a/
Not him, and I'm pretty sure you're the one who doesn't.
Tell us what a Gary Stu is in your definition.
Define Gary Stu and we can pick apart the definition together instead of dancing around the issue.
>>I have no idea what gary stu is
>SAOfags are this retarded/deluded
Fuck you /a/. I liked SAO and I'm excited for SAO2. Sure it was shit but it was enjoyable.
It all makes sense.
Yes, you're the only one in the entire world who enjoyed AW more than SAO.
AW S2 never.
I personally use gary stu and mary stu for characters used as perfect versions of the author so that he can self insert, you can exchange that with the reader too.
Another example of mary stu would be the twilight MC.
Someone who is absolutely flawless and has no actual issues whatsoever. Kirito is just that, but even worse, he's another buzzword: "edgy". I fucking hate him because he acts like he's so troubled and tortured when in actuality, he has no legitimate problems outside of being a hormonal teenager.
is this a shop or did it actually happen?
ass grabbing is instant picked up status for me
Any definition of gary stu involves some form of the character being nearly perfect.
Kirito does not match any such definition in the slightest.
Just stop shitposting please.
its just scenes out of context
If it was so shit, how was it enjoyable? At least give your opinions some actual backbone other than "just 'cause". That's weak minded.
Are you fucking blind?
Look at the god damn image, I'm nearly blind and was able to figure that out in a seconds.
That's exactly what the fuck he is, you moron.
>Is this a shop?
The MBS logo is in the top right hand corner. Yes it happened.
>requires saving numerous times
>loses a number of fights
>Completely fucks up in the final fight against heathcliff
>His only positive traits is a dedication to mindless grinding and the generic japanese MC girl magnet magic
A gary stu doesn't need to be perfect in every sense.
Why ae you defending SAO anyway?
>Any definition of gary stu involves some form of the character being nearly perfect.
So yeah, you're the one who has it wrong.
Kirito is a Gary Stu because he's an idealized character for the author and readers to self-insert in to. Everything about his character, from the ronery unpopular guy in real life to the guy who finds his happiness, fame, and waifu in a game is representative of childish gamer wishes. The "flaws" he has, which is not being able to protect his friends and walking down the edgy, alone path, are also idealized faults. And given that the author wrote SAO as a teenager? It's obvious to death Kirito is his wish fulfillment character.
How could you resist not touching dat ass?
>A gary stu doesn't need to be perfect in every sense.
A mary sue is pretty much defined by being extraordinarily perfect.
Not in "every sense", but in almost every thing they do.
I mean, fuck, the original mary sue was perfect in god damn everything.
>Why ae you defending SAO anyway?
Because it has a rabid, mindless, and infinitely childish hatebase that just parrots what other people told them.
>he's an idealized character for the author and readers to self-insert in to.
>For the author to self-insert in to.
I didn't know you had ESP.
Name filtered, post ignored, have a good day faggot.
Who called that fucking Articuno?
You don't understand the point of a "Mary Sue" or why they're a bad thing. Please shut up.
>Because it has a rabid, mindless, and infinitely childish fanbase that just parrots what other people told them.
>I point out that he isn't mary sue
>Someone demands a definition, claiming I am wrong without explaining themselves.
>I give a definition, and explain why they are STILL wrong
>The only response is lolnourwrongloooool
You are only proving my point about how bad the SAO hatebase is.
You're calling out others on not knowing what a Mary Sue/Gary Stu is, and showing how stupid you are by giving the wrong definition. The perfect character isn't the original meaning of the word.
There are problems in your analysis if you seriously can't see Kiritio is there to conform to your dream of being a super powerful video game character when you were a little kid. Feel free to eat it up if you want, since the selling of any media can rightfully use their target audience's whims to attract, but you whining about "childish hatebase that just parrots what other people told them" and not being able to even defend the writing just shows how idiotic you are.
>and showing how stupid you are by giving the wrong definition.
It's funny, because there is no consensus on the definition of mary sue, not even close.
But you knew that, right?
> The perfect character isn't the original meaning of the word.
Are you trying to tell me the original mary sue isn't a perfect walking mass of perfection?
>an't see Kiritio is there to conform to your dream of being a super powerful video game character when you were a little kid.
You can make this claim about just about any character who isn't a run-of-the-mill office worker.
Characters are supposed to be interesting, pretending they exist solely to be self-inserted into just because they are not boring as fuck is just idiocy.
And it seems my name filter didn't work, time to get on that.
>Characters are supposed to be interesting
And you know what makes someone interesting? Their flaws and how they deal with them, which Kirito completely lacks. There is no real struggle for him
Why are you getting so defensive over your subpar baby show?
Stus are *functionally* perfect; they may have flaws, but the flaws don't have meaningful consequences to them, only to other characters or offscreen or in the past or something.
Season 1 Kirito qualifies on a technicality: the only possible consequence is death, there's nothing in between, so he can't suffer a meaningful consequence and still have a story. Plus I must award him additional Stu points for attracting the perfect waifu, beating death several times, accumulating a harem on the side, every friend he ever shunned who survived still forgives him, and so on.
Season 2 Kirito will still technically qualify, because again he can't suffer any personal consequence, and the PTSD from season 1 doesn't stop him from winning. Additional Stu points awarded for ongoing hax and harem+1.
Caliber / Mother's Rosario Kirito is almost a normal character, almost. He still has hax, but they aren't perfect.
Alicization arc Kirito *still* qualifies for Stu, even though bad shit happens to him, because none of that bad shit was his fault and he still wins. Also harem+1 and, unless the author makes major changes, some completely over the top hax. The only mitigating factor is that he spends 3/4 of it *not* being an invincible demigod, and is separated from his waifu for a few years. It's not enough to de-Stu him at that point.
>Kirito isn't a Gary-Stu
Author fucking admits in the first volume's author's notes that Kirito's entire character right down to the all-black wardrobe is based on his ideal self as a teenager playing MMOs.
A Gary-Stu or Mary-Sue is first and foremost the author's self-insert. The world revolving around them is just a by-product of the cheap hack's personal fantasies.
You sir, have blown my mind
It ALL makes sense now.
>It's funny, because there is no consensus on the definition of mary sue, not even close.
And yet, you call out others for not using the term correctly, and revert to this sort of backpedaling defense when someone says you're using the wrong usage?
>Are you trying to tell me the original mary sue isn't a perfect walking mass of perfection?
No. The original Mary Sue characters could have had perfection, but that's not what made them Mary Sue. What made them were terrible fanfic writers self-inserting in to the characters.
A character who I make based on myself in a harem series is a Gary Stu.
A character who I make based on myself, but eliminating faults and adding in my desired traits is a Gary Stu.
A character I make as a villain, who is supremely good in every way (say Kiriyama from Battle Royale who could fucking learn anything by observing, even martial arts another character took years and character development to master) to make him an intimating villian is not a Gary Stu. He might be a shit villain, but that's another story.
>You can make this claim about just about any character who isn't a run-of-the-mill office worker.
No, you cannot. There might be those who attempt to self-insert to the character, but that doesn't mean the character was made for doing so. If anything, the average office worker would fall under the Gary Stu term far more than the MC that is supposedly "interesting" to you and had unearthly powers.
If we use this definition, then it fits perfectly with Kirito, given that the Author admitted that Kirito was "his ideal". So that last point >>100794804 gave is null, given that the author admitted to this.
Him being perfect in every sense? Not so much. Yes, he is ridiculously overpowered, but not really perfect.
Can't wait for Best Girl.
>attracting the perfect waifu
I thought we've all agreed that Asuna a shit.
The overall anime population doesn't.
Asuna is lovely
>I thought we've all agreed that Asuna a shit.
I thought we were talking about Blacksmith Girl.
Best Girls haven't shown up in the Anime yet.
Another rape fodder for Reki's shitty villains.
These two? nononono.
The two girls in >>100799468 are the ones who poison Kirito and Eugeo, so that they can decapitate them.
>“That big-headed elder told us who had survived to choose our next sacred task, so we said that we wanted to become integrity knights. He got mad when we said that, saying that the integrity knights were guardians of order summoned from the Celestial World by Administrator-sama; that they weren’t something children like us could become. And then it ended up as a match against the novice integrity knights at that time. …What were those guys’ names?”
>“Erm… Something-something Synthesis Twenty-eight and Twenty-nine.”
>“Look here, Nel, I’m asking for that something-something part. Oh well, that face the elder had when we cut those arrogant brothers’ heads off in one slash was strange, huh?”
>Stopping her words there, the girls merrily laughed for a while.
Is this not best girl material?
I'm confused, exactly what are they doing with the series now? Are characters of the old cast even part of this one?
I didn't like SAO too much, but I'd bang the HELL out of Suzuha or whatever her name was.
Third arc (season season) Kirito is asked to check out another game by an agent, who had helped Kirito learn where Asuna and his other friends were, after waking up from SAO.
Basically, there've been a number of strange deaths, and some internet rumors seem to link them to incidents in a game called Gun Gale Online, invovling a character calling himself "Death Gun".
The cast from Season 1 are mostly pushed into the background.
Also, the main villain is from Laughing Coffin, who was only briefly mentioned in Season 1
I see. The plot doesn't sound very compelling...
>watching Roguelike Online 2: Fallout Online: the Anime for the plot.
Well, that's mostly the reason Kirito is even doing anything.
Most of the plot revolves around a new girl, Sinon who suffers from PTSD, and is using the game to cope. Also, Kirito being Kirito, trying to figure out how those people died.